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Cunobellinus
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Briton king (Britannorum rex, Suet. Calig. 44) between c. AD 10-40/43. Son of  Tasciovanus. The interpretation of his coins reveals that C., starting from Verulamium, succeeded in gaining control over most of south-east Britain and in establishing his rule in Camulodunum in the region of the  Trinovantes (Essex) without provoking Roman intervention. His death may well have changed the situation, as the primary goal of the Claudian invasion (AD 43) was to conquer the kingdom of C. (Cass. Dio 60,20). The notion that C. can be i…

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Kunst, Christiane (Potsdam), “Cunobellinus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e308320>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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